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Secret and Illegal Issuance of Permits to Circuses and Other Exploiters to Harm, Harass, and Wound Animals Is Now History
Washington -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has published a new regulation in
the Federal Register that bars the agency from issuing permits to
circuses, zoos, and others to harm, harass, and wound captive-born endangered
animals without first giving public notice of the permit application and
allowing for a public-comment period. The new measure—which will go into effect
immediately—ends the FWS' more than
three-decade-long practice of secretly issuing captive-bred wildlife permits in
direct violation of the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The regulation comes
after PETA prevailed in its lawsuit against the FWS.
the very agencies charged with protecting animals start issuing secret permits
to circuses and other animal exploiters, the animals suffer as a result of
those illegal acts," says PETA Foundation Director of Captive Animal Law
Enforcement Delcianna Winders. "This new regulation finally shines the
light of public scrutiny on the process for granting permits to harm, harass,
or wound captive-born endangered animals."
ESA states that the public must be notified of all permit applications, that
those applications must be made publicly available, and that the FWS must take public comments on the
applications before making a decision about whether to approve them. Prior to
PETA's lawsuit, many roadside zoos and traveling animal acts with abysmal
records of animal mistreatment held captive-bred wildlife permits that were
secretly issued without public notice.
regulation requires a notice of all captive-bred wildlife permit applications
to be published in the Federal Register. It also stipulates that all
information for each permit application will be made public and that a 30-day
public-comment period will be required for each application. For each permit
granted, the agency will publish specific findings, including that the permit
was applied for in good faith, that issuing the permit will not operate to the
disadvantage of the species, and that issuing the registration will be
consistent with the ESA.
more information, please visit PETA.org.
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